Pic: Pablo Barra
Most bands get together; do a few songs and then look for a label or a manager. They aim to be in a festival or two. Others try to make things happen in a completely different way, they get involved with a community, with a common purpose.
In Europe, we’ve been lucky to enjoy Sabot or The Ex (in the USA they would be Fugazi) as the spiritual parents of a creative work ethic that has later given us bands like Shield Your Eyes, Pneu or Don Vito. Small anomalies in a history of major names, but very important to us.
Familea Miranda started in Chile (in 1999 they rose from the ashes of bands like Supersordo, Políticos Muertos or Insurgentes), inspired ethically and aesthetically by the bands mentioned before. A few years later, in 2007, they moved to Barcelona, until today. The trio’s biography is one that causes admiration and respect: over six studio records, tours around Europe and South America, they have performed with bands like Man… or Astroman? No Means No, Sabot, The Ex… Familea Miranda has passion, but they also work a lot (like with Betunizer or Za!)
Their new LP, “Radiopharm” has been recorded and mixed by the bass guitarist of the band, Milo Gomberoff, at the LPM Studios in Barcelona and mastered by Norman Nitzsche at Calyx Mastering in Berlin. It’s the first album the band has recorded with their new drummer –the Catalan Alex Farré (ex member of the very missed Parmesano) It’s no surprise that “Radiopharm” confirms what we already knew, they still have that post-hardcore beat, driven by lyrics that are not shy of social and emotional compromise.